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Session 7: Sunday, June 3rd: 2:00 - 3:50pm
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Law enforcement surveillance, targeting of undocumented members of our communities, Congress' repeal of Internet Privacy laws, and breaches of information held by major corporations - these have been seemingly non-stop reminders of the risks to our information and personal privacy. Quite often, it is the least empowered within our communities that have the least protections and face the greatest potential harm from these threats. If it ever was, it is no longer enough to simply offer assistance. Sustainable community defense requires a commitment to empowerment. Using EFF's Security Education Companion, and digital security training as one example, this workshop for activists, educators and technologists will explore how we can move beyond the service model of aid and commit to supporting the development of new skills and superhero teams from within affected communities.


As EFF's Grassroots Advocacy Organizer, nash works directly with community members and organizations to take advantage of the full range of tools provided by access to tech, while engaging in empowering action toward the maintenance of digital privacy and information security.

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CZ is interested in material manifestations that question how surveillance culture conditions our lives. They do design work, write about radical textile projects and have a very extensive tea collection.

Rory (they/them) is a PhD student in psychology at the Graduate Center of CUNY. Their work in the Cypurr Collective is at the intersection of their interests in social justice, critical tech, and participatory action learning

Daly is a techie, artist, teacher, and activist. By day she's a software engineer, and by night she organizes t4tech, an educational software and web development group that centers transgender people. Her artwork weaves together subversive identities in a world of increasingly volatile...

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Abi Hassen (he) is a criminal defense attorney, technologist, and co-founder of the Black Movement-Law Project. He was formerly the Mass Defense Coordinator at the National Lawyers Guild and a union and community organizer. Mr. Hassen has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from The...

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